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  • Free IT course for pupils

    Free IT course for pupils

    Ikids, a course aimed at enhancing pupils’ ICT skills, was launched at Gozo College’s Rabat Primary. The 10-hour course consists of five weekly two-hour sessions, starting on July 7. Applicants should be aged between five and 10 (Years 1-6). This...

  • Gozo Regional Youth Council

    Gozo Regional Youth Council

    At its first general meeting, the recently established Gozo Regional Youth Council (GRYC), made up of representatives from various Gozitan youth organisations, approved its statute and elected its committee members for the coming two years. They...

  • Educational studies journal

    Educational studies journal

    The fourth volume of the Journal of Educational Studies, published by Gozo College, features research papers by Gozitan educators on a variety of subjects.

  • Feast day at Ta’ Pinu

    Feast day at Ta’ Pinu

    Last Sunday, Bishop Mario Grech presided over celebrations at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary marking the feast of the Solemnity of the Calling of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu, Gozo. He led the congregation reciting the supplication to Our Lady and...

  • Għarb parvis restoration

    Għarb parvis restoration

    Concrete balustrades at Għarb parish church’s parvis are being replaced by balustrades carved in stone on the same design of the originals. The work is being done by Anthony Spiteri from Għarb. Some balustrades, which are about 400 years old but...

  • Colourful show in Nadur

    Colourful show in Nadur

    The 21st Agricultural Show in Nadur organised by the local council, in Archpriest Martin Camilleri Square came to an end last Sunday with mayor Charles Said presenting mementos to the 135 exhibitors. Items on display included agricultural...

  • 102nd birthday

    102nd birthday

    Loreta Curmi of Nadur celebrated her 102nd birthday on June 11. She is the seventh of nine siblings. Her upbringing was very simple and typical of a family toiling fields. Curmi is the oldest ever member of the MUSEUM society. Her Christian...

  • Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi

    Last Sunday, the Corpus Christi procession of children who received their First Holy Communion was held in all Gozitan villages. In Nadur, the procession was accompanied by the village band Mnarja playing religious hymns. In Gozo, boys and girls...

  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    People touched by cancer are being asked to contribute quotations and other meaningful words for a collage entitled Pillow Talk for a Europa Donna Malta art exhibition in October. It will later be donated to Gozo General Hospital’s Chemo Ward. To...

  • Coming up

    • The liturgical feast of St Peter and St Paul is being celebrated today at Nadur basilica. Bishop Emanuel Barbara OFM Cap. will lead a concelebrated pontifical Mass at 9am. The Santa Elena Band of Birkirkara and Żejtun Band of Żejtun will play...

  • Gozo for the girls

    Gozo for the girls

    “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”, at least according to Shakespeare. But the most steadfast of friendships need a little nurturing and the laid-back atmosphere of Gozo is the perfect place to do it. The flimsiest...

  • Arkadia maintains momentum

    Arkadia maintains momentum

    Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria is a leading destination for fashion, home and food shopping in Gozo. Arkadia has set the bar for retail standards in Malta by emphasising convenience as the core feature of a superior shopping experience. It...

  • Keeping traditions alive

    Keeping traditions alive

    From traditional Maltese weddings to craft work, The Menhir Qala Folk Group is keeping alive and resurrecting local traditions that are on the brink of extinction. Veronica Stivala discovers how the group has created a fail-safe plan to keep local...

  • Invest in a Gozo holiday home

    Owning a second home in a Mediterranean island is a dream that is becoming a reality for many locals and foreign buyers alike. Many Maltese purchase properties in Gozo as a second home and choose to periodically rent these homes to foreigners...

  • A very special place

    A very special place

    While many see Gozo as a relaxing destination for a day trip or weekend getaway, for others it means much more than that. Stephanie Fsadni finds that the island holds a very special place in some hearts. Ray Bondin What is your connection with...

  • Take a ferry on the wild side

    Take a ferry on the wild side

    As the ferry glides out of the dock in Mġarr and starts to pick up speed for Malta, most people are already queuing for a coffee and congratulating themselves on managing to get on board. Those who venture out on deck might look out at the water...

  • Good to go-go

    Your journey from Gozo starts here: not when you step onto the ferry but when you walk into Gozo Channel Terminal. Whether you are crossing for business or pleasure the chances are that you want to be served good quality inexpensive food delivered...

  • The seaweed is always greener...

    The seaweed is always greener...

    The Maltese Islands may be a speck on the world map, but when it comes to diving spots (among many other things) they can contend with giants. So much so, that over the years our archipelago keeps scoring one of the top ten places in some of the...

  • Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Lino Bugeja, honorary president of the Ramblers Association, suggests four panoramic walks off the beaten paths along Gozo’s magic northern trails. Simonne Pace is mesmerised by the magnificent views, legends and mystery. Walk 1: Bronze Age...

  • Nadur bell restored

    Nadur bell restored

    Nadur basilica’s second-largest bell in the southwest belfry was recently restored. The works involved removing a corroded cast-in crown staple assembly and drilling the bell head to fit a new independent assembly. The clapper was calibrated to...

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